Yuta Hayakawa, Akira Takaishi, Shunsuke Kano "Three Bodies, About 180 trillion Cells"

24 November - 22 December 2017

Opening reception:Friday, November 24, 18:00 - 20:00

Maki Fine Arts is pleased to present Three Bodies, About 180 trillion Cells, a collaborative art installation by Yuta Hayakawa, Akira Takaishi, and Shunsuke Kano, starting Friday, November 24, 2017. This experimentation, three years in the making combining Hayakawa's sculpture, Takaishi's painting, and Kano's photography, has been exhibited at Sapporo Odori 500-m Underground Walkway Gallery (2014) and Tokyo Polytechnic University Gallery (2015). By focusing on the creative process rather than on the fixed works, Three Bodies, About 180 trillion Cells re-evaluates and updates forms of expression held by each artist on phenomenon, formation, and compression. The title of the show reflects the notion of the bodies of the three artists as a convergence of 180 trillion cells (approximately 60 trillion cells each), imagining the moment the entire creative work space including the objects of work becoming one phenomenon. In conjunction with the show, documentation of the whole creative process will be available as an artist's book entitled "Three Bodies, About 180 trillion Cells."

Yuta Hayakawa
Born 1984 in Gifu, Japan, Hayakawa graduated from Musashino Art University in 2010 with a master's degree in sculpture. He now lives and works in Tokyo. He incorporates phenomena such as the surface tension of gravity, air, and water into sculptures and installations made up of such works. He creates work as an effort to turn the intention of objects tangible. Major shows include U-TURN Projects Rooms by Mercedes-Benz (arteBA, Buenos Aires, 2017), about body (HAGIWARA PROJECTS, Tokyo, 2016), Yuta Hayakawa x Akira Takaishi x Shunsuke Kano Three Bodies, About 180 trillion Cells (Sapporo Odori 500-m Underground Walkway Gallery, Sapporo, 2015), i and :No Subtitle (both at HAGIWARA PROJECTS, Tokyo, 2013), Complex Circuit Vol.2 Yuta Hayakawa (gallery αM, Tokyo 2010), and Re:Membering - The Next of Japan (Alternative Space, Seoul, 2009).

Akira Takahashi
Born 1985 in Kanagawa prefecture, Takahashi graduated from the Musashino Art University with an MA in oil painting. He creates compositions with perspective utilizing stairs and tables and works navigating the borders between image and matter by revealing the cross sections of support mediums. Recent exhibitions include his solo shows Underground Water Vein (Maki Fine Arts, Tokyo 2016) and Someone like Champollion (Kodama Gallery, Tokyo, 2013) and group show My Hole, Holes In Art (Space 23℃, Tokyo, 2015). As a recipient of the Musashino Art University Paris Prize, he lived and studied in France for a year in 2016.

Shunsuke Kano
Born 1983 in Osaka and now living in Kyoto, Japan, Kano completed his graduate studies at Kyoto Saga University of Arts in 2010. By using photography, he has been presenting works that question the act of looking, generating awareness of complex layers. His recent solo shows include Construction Cross Section (Maki Fine Arts, Tokyo, 2016), Shunsuke KANO | Jenga and Fountain for the 8th shiseido art egg (Shiseido Gallery, Tokyo, 2014), as well as group shows including VOCA 2017 Vision of Contemporary Art (Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, 2017), AKZIDENZ (Aoyama | Meguro, Tokyo, 2016), and Photography Will Be (Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Aichi, 2014).

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